'''Janelle Monáe Robinson''' (;
born December 1, 1985)
is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records
. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, ''The Audition (album)|The Audition
'', she publicly debuted with a conceptual Extended play|EP
titled ''Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)
'', which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200
in the United States.
In 2010, Monáe released her critically acclaimed first full-length studio album, ''The ArchAndroid
'', a concept album
sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. The album received critical acclaim and garnered a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album|Best Contemporary R&B Album
nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
. The song "Tightrope (Janelle Monáe song)|Tightrope
" was also nominated...